Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)


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A Mother's Day rose that smelled especially sweet

I was shopping in the Dollar Tree the day before Mother's Day. As I browsed around, I came upon some beautiful red roses for $1 each. I decided to treat myself to a rose.

When I got in the checkout line, I was greeted by a very nice young man named Sean. I told him I was buying the rose for myself for Mother's Day since no one else would be buying me any.

He asked if he could buy the rose for me and reached into his pocket and took out his wallet. I was so impressed by this young man and told him it wasn't necessary to buy the rose and told him how his mother must be so proud of the kind young man he had become.

I had a beautiful day after that and thought about his kindness all day.



When my friend took a nasty fall, some good people in Zelienople rallied

On a beautiful spring day in April, a dear friend from the North Hills came to visit me in Zelienople. We decided to go out for lunch.

We parked in the parking lot behind the municipal building, went up to Main Street and had a nice lunch. On the way back to the car, we walked between two parked police cars. I was in front. Unfortunately, my friend did not see part of a concrete bunker and tripped on it and had a nasty fall.

There was a man who seemed to appear out of nowhere. He got her in a sitting position against the police car. Then, another man came with a chair for her to sit on. Then they brought a chair for me. Somebody brought bottles of cold water for us. Somebody else called the medics. A lady from the office brought towels to help with the bleeding.

One of the paramedics, who was not on duty was in the area, heard the call and stopped to see if he could do anything. The ambulance then arrived, and we were put in and whisked away.

I have no idea who all those people were or where they came from. …

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